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Learner Permit

Learner Permit Test (Driver's License)

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How to obtain a Learner’s Permit
  1. If you are 15, 16, or 17 years old, you need your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission.
  2. Foreign exchange students must have a Foreign Exchange Parental Authorization Form, signed by a parent or legal guardian (host parent cannot sign). 
  3. It may take up to three weeks to receive your Learner's Permit by mail.

Once I have taken the permit test and paid the fee, do I need to wait for the actual permit to come in the mail?

Once I have taken the permit tutorial, passed the test, paid the permit fee, and submitted the application and certificate, can I start driving with a parent right away, or do I need to wait for the actual permit to come in the mail?

No. The receipt acts as your temporary learners permit for 90-days from the date on this receipt.  This must be in your possession when operating a motor vehicle.

STOP, and Think Before You Post on Social Media

Passing your driver's test is a big accomplishment but stop posting pictures of your new license on social media. You are most likely well aware that when you approach a stop sign, you must look in all directions before proceeding. The same fundamental rule of the road should be applied when posting on social media.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

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FAQs

Once I have taken the permit test and paid the fee, do I need to wait for the actual permit to come in the mail?

No. The receipt acts as your temporary learners permit for 90-days from the date on this receipt.  This must be in your possession when operating a motor vehicle.

What if my child did this without my permission?

Please contact us and we will review the application. 

How does DMV verify the information on the application without seeing any type of identification?

DMV will review the information and run checks to verify the information. If the checks don’t come back clear you will be notified to correct your information before a learner permit is sent to you.

How will DMV know the applicant completed the test on their own without any help?

DMV reserves the right to randomly retest any applicant. If the applicant fails, a test fee will be charged and the test will have to be taken again. 

I don’t feel my child is ready to obtain a learner permit, can this be obtained without parental consent?

If the applicant is under 18 parental consent is required.

My child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Am I allowed to assist with the test?

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

There will be a fee but you may get a new photo at any time for any reason.

Complete the necessary documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

How many times can I take the test?

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

Will I have to pay if I fail and have to take another test?

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

I am 19 years old and just got my permit. Do I still have to drive with a licensed adult who is 25+?

Yes, the age of the permit holder is not relevant. The licensed driver must be unimpaired and 25 or older.

Can I drive in Vermont if I have a learner's permit from another state?